Tehama County, CARed Bluff Daily News
Each year fire season becomes uglier. On July 11, CalFire tweeted, “Compared to this same time last year, there has been more than 700 wildfires and over 103,000 more acres burned.” That tweet occurred days before the Dixie fire which, as of today’s writing, July 25, already encompasses 190,625 acres. The 4.2 million acres burned in 2020 are the most in a single year since CalFire began keeping records, and more than the last three years combined. Based on what is happening this year, already, I shudder to think that we shall face an even greater loss than last year.